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Sabri Sayarı

E-Mail : sabrissabanciuniv.edu
Phone : 0216-483-9297
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Title : Emeritus Faculty Member
Education : Ph.D., Columbia University, 1972 (Political Science)
B.A., Columbia University, 1966 (Economics)
Work Experience : Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2005-present)
Professor of Political Science

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1994-2005).
Director, Institute of Turkish Studies & Visiting Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service

National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, Washington, D.C. (1992-94)
Senior Staff & Director, Panel on Issues in Democratization

The RAND Corporation, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. (1985-91)
Resident Consultant

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Department of Political Science and International Relations. (1974-84)
Assistant Professor (1974-78), Associate Professor (1978-84)

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J, Department of Political Science. (1971-73)
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest : Turkish Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations: With special emphasis on Political Parties, Elections, and Party Systems; Democratization and Governance Issues; Comparative Politics of Europe and the Middle East; Theories of International Relations; Foreign Policy Analysis; Regional and International Security Issues, U.S-Turkish Relations.
Awards :
  • Research Grant - U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C  1991
  • Grant for Advanced Research on the Near and Middle East - Social Science Research Council,N.Y  1989
  • Postdoctoral Travel Grant for Research in Turkey - Institute of Turkish Studies, Washington, D.C  1989
  • Research Council, Copenhagen, Senior Research Fellowship - Danish Social Science  1982
  • The Volkswagen Foundation Grant - The Volkswagen Foundation  1981
  • Copenhagen, Senior Research Fellowship - The Danish Foreign Ministry  1980
  • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen, Research Grant -  1979
  • Travel Grant for Research - Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Paris,  1979
  • Research Fellowship - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels,  1976
  • Research Grant - Center for Mediterranean Studies, Rome,  1976
Memberships : American Political Science Association Middle East Studies Association International Studies Association Turkish Studies Association Turkish-American Scientists and Scholars Association
Publications :
Article
Kemahlıoğlu, Özge and Sayarı, Sabri (2017) "Defecting alone or splitting together? Individual and collective party switching by legislators", Public Choice, Vol.171, No.1-2, 187-206 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri and Dikici Bilgin, Hasret (2011) "Paths to power: the making of cabinet ministers in Turkey", Parliamentary Affairs, Vol.64, No.4, 737-762 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri (2011) "Challenges of triangular relations: The US, the EU, and Turkish accession", South European Society and Politics (Sp. Iss. SI), Vol.16, No.2, 251-263 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri (2010) "Political violence and terrorism in Turkey, 1976-80: a retrospective analysis", Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol.22, No.2, 198-215 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri and Hasanov, Alim (2008) "The 2007 elections and parliamentary elites in Turkey: The emergence of a new political class?", Turkish Studies, Vol.9, No.2, 345-361 (SSCI)
Sayarı, Sabri (2007) "Towards a new Turkish party system?", Turkish Studies, Vol.8, No.2, 197-210 (NA)
Book
Türkiye'de Siyasi Liderler ve Demokrasi , Heper, Metin and Sayarı, Sabri (eds.), İstanbul: Kitap Yayınevi, April 2008
Book Section / Chapter
Sayarı, Sabri, "Challenges of triangular relations: the US, the EU, and Turkish accession", Turkey and the EU: Accession and Reform, Avcı, Gamze and Çarkoğlu, Ali (eds.), London: Routledge 2013, 43-55
Sayarı, Sabri, "Regional security issues and US-Turkish relations during the 1980s", American-Turkish Encounters: Politics and Culture, 1830-1989, Criss, Bilge Nur and Esenbel, Selçuk and Greenwood, Tony and Mazzari, Louis (eds.), U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, September 2011
Sayarı, Sabri, "Clientelism and patronage in Turkish politics and society", The Post Modern Abyss and the New Politics of Islam: Assabiyah Revisited Essays in Honor of Şerif Mardin, Toprak, Binnaz and Birtek, Faruk (eds.), Istanbul: Bilgi University 2011, 81-94
Sayarı, Sabri, "Non-electoral sources of party system change in Turkey", Prof. Dr. Ergun Özbudun'a Armağan - essays in Honor of Ergun Özbudun, Yazıcı, Serap and Gözler, Kemal and Keyman, Fuat (eds.), Ankara: Yetkin 2008, 399-418
Sayarı, Sabri, "The US policy on Turkey's EU membership ", The Importance of Being European: Turkey, the EU and Middle East, Goren, Nimrod and Nachmani, Amikam (eds.), Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2007, 78-85
Sayarı, Sabri, "Turkey ", Global Perspectives on The United States: A Nation by Nation Survey, Christensen, Karen and Levinson, David (eds.), Great Barrington MA: Berkshire Publishing Group 2007, 643-653
Volumes Edited / Special Issues
Sayarı, Sabri, New directions in Turkish politics, Routledge, June 2007
SU Öncesi Yayınları:
*Turkish Studies in the United States, co-editor with Donald Quataert. Bloomington: Indiana University Turkish Studies Series, 2003.

*Politics, Parties, and Elections in Turkey, co-editor with Yılmaz Esmer. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner, 2002.

*Political Leaders and Democracy in Turkey, co-editor with Metin Heper. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2002.

*Turkey’s New World: Changing Dynamics in Turkish Foreign Policy, co-editor with Alan Makovsky. Washington, DC: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2000.
(Translated into Turkish and published as Türkiye’nin Yeni Dünyası: Türk Dış Politikasının Değişen Dinamikleri, Istanbul: ALFA, 2002).

*Parlamenter Demokrasilerde Koalisyon Hükümetleri, İstanbul: Boğaziçi University Press, 1980.

*“Turkish-American Relations in the Post-Cold War Era: Issues of Convergence and Divergence,” in Mustafa Aydın and Çağrı Erhan (eds). Turkish-American Relations: Past, Present and Future London: Routledge, 2004.